Use Of Weapons

Praise for the Culture series: 'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday 'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future' Guardian 'Jam-packed with ...

Author: Iain M. Banks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748110089

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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The third Culture novel from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction. The man known as Cheradenine Zakalwe was one of Special Circumstances' foremost agents, changing the destiny of planets to suit the Culture through intrigue, dirty tricks or military action. The woman known as Diziet Sma had plucked him from obscurity and pushed him towards his present eminence, but despite all their dealings she did not know him as well as she thought. The drone known as Skaffen-Amtiskaw knew both of these people. It had once saved the woman's life by massacring her attackers in a particularly bloody manner. It believed the man to be a burnt-out case. But not even its machine intelligence could see the horrors in his past. Praise for the Culture series: 'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday 'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future' Guardian 'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention' Scotsman 'Compulsive reading' Sunday Telegraph The Culture series: Consider Phlebas The Player of Games Use of Weapons The State of the Art Excession Inversions Look to Windward Matter Surface Detail The Hydrogen Sonata Other books by Iain M. Banks: Against a Dark Background Feersum Endjinn The Algebraist


First Use of Nuclear Weapons Preserving Responsible Control

Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on
International Security and Scientific Affairs. All nuclear weapons have some type
of command and control mechanism which is designed to preclude unauthorized
use ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on International Security and Scientific Affairs

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Category: Deterrence (Strategy)

Page: 246

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Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

It is important to understand the extent to which “ dual - use " technologies or
products , which also have legitimate civil applications , are involved in the
development of weapons of mass destruction , since both the feasibility of
controlling dual ...

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Publisher: Congress

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Category: Arms race

Page: 123

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Firearms

Sec. 15-37. Unlawful use of weapons generally. Sec. 15-37(a). The following acts
shall constitute unlawful use of weapons and a misdemeanor: (1) Selling,
manufacturing, purchasing, possessing or carrying any * * * shotgun with t barrel
less ...

Author: United States. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

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Category: Firearms

Page: 297

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Your Guide to Firearms Regulations

It shall be a defense if the defendant is within an exemption . *** * De Soto 63.
Unlawful Use of Weapons . Unlawful use of weapons is : ( a ) selling ,
manufacturing , purchasing , possessing , or carrying any *** shotgun with a
barrel less than ...

Author: United States. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

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Category: Firearms

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Preventing the Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction

These studies concentrate on preventing the use of weapons of mass destruction.

Author: Eric Herring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136330631

Category: History

Page: 200

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These studies concentrate on preventing the use of weapons of mass destruction. A common argument runs through all of the papers: that, while complacency must be avoided, much of the post-Cold War focus among Western governments on the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction is alarmist.

On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish

Fergus Mac Róigh . Of the use of stone missiles in general . Use of the “
Champion's Hand - Stone ” at the Siege of Drom Damhghairé ( A.D. 270 ) . Use of
it ... Recapitulation of names of Weapons anciently in use in Erinn . Descriptions
of Arms ...

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Lectures and appendix

Fergus Mac Róigh. Of the use of stone missiles in general. Use of the “
Champion's Hand-Stone” at the Siege of Drom Damhghairé (A.D. 270). Use of it
... Recapitulation of names of Weapons anciently in use in Erinn. Descriptions of
Arms and ...

Author: Eugene O'Curry

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Category: Ireland

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Toxic Terror

By comparing the twelve cases, the book identifies characteristic motivations and patterns of behavior associated with CBW terrorism and provides an empirical basis for prudent, cost-effective strategies of prevention and response.

Author: Steven E. Miller

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262700719

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

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In-depth case studies of twelve terrorist groups and individuals who, from 1946 to 1998, allegedly acquired or employed CBW agents. Policymakers, scholars, and the news media have been alarmed by the potential for chemical and biological weapons (CBW) terrorism, and the U.S. Congress has allocated billions of dollars for counterterrorism and "consequence management" programs. Driving these concerns are the global spread of scientific knowledge and technology relevant to CBW terrorism and the vulnerability of civilian populations to chemical and biological attacks. Notably lacking from the analysis, however, has been a careful assessment of the terrorists themselves. What types of terrorist groups or individuals are both capable of acquiring chemical and biological weapons and motivated to use them, and for what purposes? Further, what types of toxic agents would probably be produced, and how would they be delivered? Answers to these questions would enable policymakers to prepare for the most likely contingencies. To this end, Toxic Terror provides in-depth case studies of twelve terrorist groups and individuals who, from 1946 to 1998, allegedly acquired or employed CBW agents. The cases were researched from primary sources, including court documents, interviews, and declassified government files. By comparing the twelve cases, the book identifies characteristic motivations and patterns of behavior associated with CBW terrorism and provides an empirical basis for prudent, cost-effective strategies of prevention and response.

Journal of the American Oriental Society

But equally common , and often united , appear the bare names of a number of
weapons now to be quoted . They are ... Studying native interpretation , it is clear
that the uses of many of these arms were unclear to the expounders . Use and ...

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The Influence of Firearms Upon Tactics

The Swiss made very little use of firearms : steel was the weapon alone suited to
their formation in deep masses , and to their method of fighting . Towards the end
of the century the proportion was 1 : 5 . It cannot therefore be said that it was ...

Author: Friedrich Karl (Prince of Prussia)

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Category: Tactics

Page: 160

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Review of the Department of Justice s Use of Less Lethal Weapons

This review determines the types of less-lethal weapons used; the extent to which DoJ components are using these weapons, whether training and controls have been implemented to ensure the weapons are used properly; whether the components ...

Author: Barry Leonard

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437917003

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Page: 96

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Use of such weapons as batons, pepper spray and powder, ¿bean bag¿ shotgun rounds, baton launchers, rubber projectiles, and Tasers can enhance the safety of law enforcement (LE) officers and the public during LE operations. However, significant injuries and fatalities can result from their use. This review determines the types of less-lethal weapons used; the extent to which DoJ components are using these weapons, whether training and controls have been implemented to ensure the weapons are used properly; whether the components have identified the impact of using these weapons on their missions; and whether the DoJ assesses, deploys, and oversees new and emerging less-lethal weapon technologies. Illustrations.

The Chautauquan

resources our mewe have just as brave , patriotic and skillful men and officers
guns which will compare favorably with ... But they will not be battle ships , nor
trained in the use of the proper weapons , in the management coast defense
ships .

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Iain M Banks

Gurgeh, a champion game player, travels a hundred thousand light years to the Empire of Azad, where the winner of their complex game becomes emperor.

Author: Iain M. Banks

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 9780356502090

Category: Fiction

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CONSIDER PHLEBAS The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender. Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade. Deep within a fabled labyrinth on a barren world, a Planet of the Dead proscribed to mortals, lay a fugitive Mind. Both the Culture and the Idirans sought it. It was the fate of Horza, the Changer, and his motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries, human and machine, actually to find it, and with it their own destruction. USE OF WEAPONS The man known as Cheradenine Zakalwe was one of Special Circumstances' foremost agents, changing the destiny of planets to suit the Culture through intrigue, dirty tricks or military action. The woman known as Diziet Sma had plucked him from obscurity and pushed him towards his present eminence, but despite all their dealings she did not know him as well as she thought. The drone known as Skaffen-Amtiskaw knew both of these people. It had once saved the woman's life by massacring her attackers in a particularly bloody manner. It believed the man to be a burnt-out case. But not even its machine intelligence could see the horrors in his past. THE PLAYER OF GAMES The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game ... a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life - and very possibly his death.

Preemption Prevention and Proliferation

Few people can traverse issues of global confl ict with more historical insight than George Quester. His writing is lucid, and his information either new or imperfectly understood in the past.

Author: George H. Quester

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412815673

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

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How do international systems deal with the threat and use of weapons of war? In this sophisticated yet accessible analysis, a leading strategic analyst takes readers deep into twentieth century history to answer this question. Weapons of mass destruction, and the counter threat of retaliation, have been central concerns in strategic decision- making in World War I, the legacy of World War II, and the Cold War era. Few people can traverse issues of global confl ict with more historical insight than George Quester. His writing is lucid, and his information either new or imperfectly understood in the past. Quester details the ways weapons of war have infl uenced the forging of policies in the twenty-fi rst century. He argues for the retention of appropriate weapons systems, but also for care in when they are used. Priorities exist, but they depend on whether a state is dealing with major powers or rogue states. And off ensive weapons may well become an option in response to non-state terrorist groups or for that matter state-sponsored terrorist acts. When aggression has already occurred, the world is less likely to regard military response as a violation of the peace. Quester cites Clausewitz's adage that the aggressor is always willing to exploit the world's preference for peace. The rise of the human rights movement adds more complexities to preemptive war and prevention, since the line between civilian and military casualties becomes increasingly blurred. The risks may be great, the choices are few--but the needs of military policy making remain high on the agenda. As a result, the concerns discussed here will be on the global political agenda for years to come.

A Glossary of the Construction Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor

DIVIndispensable resource employs alphabetized, easy-to-use format.

Author: George Cameron Stone

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131297

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 694

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DIVIndispensable resource employs alphabetized, easy-to-use format. Arquebuses, flintlocks, and other antique guns appear here, along with German armor, Roman short swords, Turkish crossbows, much more. Over 4,500 individual photos and drawings, 875 detailed figures. /div


The Niche Threat

Addresses concerns over the"niche" threat -- the use of chemical or biological weapons by countries who lack the conventional power to challenge the U.S., but who do possess the resources and know-how to possibly resort to weapons of mass ...

Author: Stuart E. Johnson

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788148583

Category: History

Page: 125

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Addresses concerns over the"niche" threat -- the use of chemical or biological weapons by countries who lack the conventional power to challenge the U.S., but who do possess the resources and know-how to possibly resort to weapons of mass destruction. Discusses the need to establish a new set of assumptions for framing U.S. chemical and biological weapons planning. Provides an overview of the nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons environment, its implications for U.S. forces abroad and in the field, and examines the issue of deterrence. Authors include: Brad Roberts, Jerome Kahan, Keith Payne, and Leon Sloss.